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Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, and a month later, clean water continues to be hard to come by for some residents -- particularly those in more rural parts of the island.

The interior of the Paramount Theater in Springfield in 2016.
Dave Roback / The Republican

A $3.65 million federal loan guarantee will help finance the rehabilitation of the Massasoit Building, which houses Springfield's historic Paramount Theater.

Norman Rockwell's Sons Seek To Halt Berkshire Museum Sale Of Artwork

Oct 23, 2017
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass.
Berkshire Museum / Creative Commons

Norman Rockwell's three sons are among the plaintiffs who have filed a court complaint seeking to halt the Berkshire Museum's plan to sell 40 works of art, including two by their famous father.

Musician Gabriel Kahane met and talked with people on the train after the U.S. election. He took notes, and then wrote some songs.
Gabriel Kahane / Courtesy of the artist

Gabriel Kahane is a composer who thrives on big concepts.

His last album, “The Ambassador,” is a sort of history of Los Angeles, told through ten of its buildings.

Kahane's newest work is based on the nearly 9,000-mile train trip he took around the country last November, starting the day after Donald Trump was elected president.

A scene from Puerto Rico this week. "President Trump seems to be using the number of fatalities to determine the quality of the disaster response," Sen. Elizabeth Warren said.
Ryan Caron King / WNPR

Several New England U.S. Senators are among those urging federal officials to make sure the hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico is accurate.

Lucio Perez, center, in a red jacket, is surrounded by local clergy in front of the First Congregational Church in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

A church in Amherst, Massachusetts, is allowing a Guatemalan man facing deportation to live in the building for the foreseeable future.

George Perrot in a 1985 Springfield police mug shot.
Springfield Police Dept.

There could be far-reaching consequences now that prosecutors have dropped charges against a western Massachusetts man who spent 30 years in prison for a rape he says he did not commit.

Londonderry, New Hampshire, submitted a bid to Amazon for its second headquarters that challenges its neighbor, Massachusetts.
State of New Hampshire / nheconomy.com

In their attempt to lure Amazon and its 50,000 jobs, New Hampshire officials are making one fact quite clear about the Granite State: It's not Massachusetts.

Legislators in Hartford say they have come to a tentative bipartisan agreement on a new two-year budget. 

A Chelsea man remains behind bars three months after being arrested by federal immigration officials during a scheduled office visit.

Forty-four-year-old Francisco Rodriguez is at Suffolk County House of Corrections awaiting potential deportation back to El Salvador, the country he fled more than 10 years ago.

But life carries on for his family. There are homework assignments to finish, meals to cook and loads of laundry to be done.

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